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Adam Noble wrote: January 6th, 2020, 4:20 pm Neat. Beautiful bottle too.
My first time ever in the presence of a “bowling pin” style bottle....... champagne.gif
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Any thoughts on the Michter's American release? Worth the $57.99 in WA, all things being equal?
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Andrew Kotowski wrote: January 6th, 2020, 8:02 pm Any thoughts on the Michter's American release? Worth the $57.99 in WA, all things being equal?
Had it about a year ago and liked It quite a bit, not very complex and a bit sweet, but
really smooth with loads of carmel on the finish.I think I paid mid 30’s in Cali.

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Mike Maguire wrote: January 7th, 2020, 8:32 am
Andrew Kotowski wrote: January 6th, 2020, 8:02 pm Any thoughts on the Michter's American release? Worth the $57.99 in WA, all things being equal?
Had it about a year ago and liked It quite a bit, not very complex and a bit sweet, but
really smooth with loads of carmel on the finish.I think I paid mid 30’s in Cali.
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Has anybody had the Dickel BiB 13 year? I had a bottle in my hand last week because it seemed like a steal for the age ect. Last night I looked at my free issue of whisky Advocate and see they named it whisky of the year. Going to try and backtrack, but thinking I’m out of luck now...

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New Whiskey....

FEW has partnered with Alice in Chains to make a limited release Alice in Chains Bourbon finished in Tequila barrels, bottles at 101 proof. Think they made 150 6-packs.
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Kris Patten wrote: January 16th, 2020, 5:15 pm New Whiskey....

FEW has partnered with Alice in Chains to make a limited release Alice in Chains Bourbon finished in Tequila barrels, bottles at 101 proof. Think they made 150 6-packs.
Are these available locally? Am a HUGE AIC fan (even have the Cantrell solo albums).
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Robert M yers wrote: January 14th, 2020, 7:33 am Has anybody had the Dickel BiB 13 year? I had a bottle in my hand last week because it seemed like a steal for the age ect. Last night I looked at my free issue of whisky Advocate and see they named it whisky of the year. Going to try and backtrack, but thinking I’m out of luck now...
I've heard mediocre things.

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Anyone seen the Larceny Barrel proof our in the wild yet?
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Haven't seen it in Seattle yet.

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NickRut wrote: January 16th, 2020, 7:10 pm Anyone seen the Larceny Barrel proof our in the wild yet?
Not released in West yet.
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Andrew Kotowski wrote: January 16th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Kris Patten wrote: January 16th, 2020, 5:15 pm New Whiskey....

FEW has partnered with Alice in Chains to make a limited release Alice in Chains Bourbon finished in Tequila barrels, bottles at 101 proof. Think they made 150 6-packs.
Are these available locally? Am a HUGE AIC fan (even have the Cantrell solo albums).
We have about 48 bottles left, so you could ask a QFC or someone to special order you one. If that fails let me know.
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#3513 Post by Andrew Kotowski »

Ok. Will try to get in on Sat when the main guy is there for Sammamish - I picked up a Michters American from them tonight.
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Kris Patten wrote: January 16th, 2020, 8:03 pm
NickRut wrote: January 16th, 2020, 7:10 pm Anyone seen the Larceny Barrel proof our in the wild yet?
Not released in West yet.

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NickRut wrote: January 17th, 2020, 6:26 am
Kris Patten wrote: January 16th, 2020, 8:03 pm
NickRut wrote: January 16th, 2020, 7:10 pm Anyone seen the Larceny Barrel proof our in the wild yet?
Not released in West yet.

Thanks sir!
Looks like it will be in WA in about a month, should be in CA a bit sooner.
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#3516 Post by Dave McCloskey »

I recently picked up a bottle of Wellers 12 year old Bourbon. For Bourbon connoisseurs, you know how hard it is to land Wellers 12 year old. Maybe harder than finding Pappy Van Winkle.

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Dave McCloskey wrote: January 24th, 2020, 3:28 pm I recently picked up a bottle of Wellers 12 year old Bourbon. For Bourbon connoisseurs, you know how hard it is to land Wellers 12 year old. Maybe harder than finding Pappy Van Winkle.
Where? Maybe we should start a thread to help fellow bourbon brothers find bourbon?
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Has anyone tried the Old Forester 1910?

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Edward H. Earles wrote: January 24th, 2020, 5:37 pm Has anyone tried the Old Forester 1910?
I like it. Not as strong (harsh) as the 1920, with a little sweetness on the finish. Good substitute for Blanton's.
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Haven’t had it but love the 1920

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Finally spent some quality time with the 🦄 juice (Old Fitz 6 year BIB Stitzel-Weller juice barreled in 1950) I lucked into earlier this month. Consumed alongside its distant and much younger relative.......

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Michael S. Monie wrote: January 24th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Edward H. Earles wrote: January 24th, 2020, 5:37 pm Has anyone tried the Old Forester 1910?
I like it. Not as strong (harsh) as the 1920, with a little sweetness on the finish. Good substitute for Blanton's.
I don't find the 1920 harsh at all; it seems smooth to me.

By the way, I picked up a bottle of the 1920 at the local Total Wine yesterday, and under the bottle was a sign that said, "Limit one per customer per day". Word is getting around. I guess I'd better lay in a supply before 1920 goes the way of Blanton's.

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Probably just thought it was harsh bc of the proof.

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I picked up a couple of bottles of Stagg Jr the other day @ 132.3 proof. So I can handle the rough stuff when necessary. The 1920 is readily available locally but the 1910 has dried up.
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Michael S. Monie wrote: January 26th, 2020, 9:17 am I picked up a couple of bottles of Stagg Jr the other day @ 132.3 proof. So I can handle the rough stuff when necessary. The 1920 is readily available locally but the 1910 has dried up.
Heat is a very personal thing. I bought Stagg Jr. when it was first introduced and it tasted like jet fuel to me. I’ve since acquired a taste for higher proofs, but still found a more recent bottling of Stagg Jr. (albeit not this year’s bottling) hot. My personal, idiosyncratic, and anecdotal criterion is whether I feel the high proof — over 120, say — in my chest (too hot) or in my head (balanced).

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Edward H. Earles wrote: January 26th, 2020, 7:50 am
Michael S. Monie wrote: January 24th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Edward H. Earles wrote: January 24th, 2020, 5:37 pm Has anyone tried the Old Forester 1910?
I like it. Not as strong (harsh) as the 1920, with a little sweetness on the finish. Good substitute for Blanton's.
I don't find the 1920 harsh at all; it seems smooth to me.

By the way, I picked up a bottle of the 1920 at the local Total Wine yesterday, and under the bottle was a sign that said, "Limit one per customer per day". Word is getting around. I guess I'd better lay in a supply before 1920 goes the way of Blanton's.
Edward, you may want to check out some of the Costco around you for item #1645570. Has the 1920 and 100 proof bundled together marked down to $54.97 for the pair. Used to be $64.99 and got marked down.

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Has anyone had The Justice 14 year old?
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Otto Dobre wrote: January 28th, 2020, 2:17 pm
Edward H. Earles wrote: January 26th, 2020, 7:50 am
Michael S. Monie wrote: January 24th, 2020, 6:00 pm

I like it. Not as strong (harsh) as the 1920, with a little sweetness on the finish. Good substitute for Blanton's.
I don't find the 1920 harsh at all; it seems smooth to me.

By the way, I picked up a bottle of the 1920 at the local Total Wine yesterday, and under the bottle was a sign that said, "Limit one per customer per day". Word is getting around. I guess I'd better lay in a supply before 1920 goes the way of Blanton's.
Edward, you may want to check out some of the Costco around you for item #1645570. Has the 1920 and 100 proof bundled together marked down to $54.97 for the pair. Used to be $64.99 and got marked down.
I'll give it a shot, but I'm not holding my breath. When it comes to Bourbons, our local Costco has (so far) displayed only high-production, mass-market bottlings.

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K&L still has some Smoke Wagon 12 year single barrel picks left (MGP cask strength)
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Did you try them Albert? I do like MGP juice.

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Picked this up on the way to lunch today!
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#3535 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng »

nice snag! decent deal? I have bottles of gold and sftb but have just been drinking the regular blanton's which is my house bourbon.

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Andrew Kotowski wrote: January 31st, 2020, 3:44 am Picked this up on the way to lunch today!
Nice Andrew, I have a few of those.

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Was traveling for business this week and found a Bookers 2008-02 for $70. So I drank it with coworkers. It's high octane stuff, and I didn't find enough depth or interest to make me want to buy it again. Needs ice and or water in my opinion. Other Barrel proof whiskies carry the alcohol much better than this did. I did bring home a Michters Rye (base) for $40 and an Elijah Craig BP for $62. So much Jesper than Seattle!

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NickRut wrote: January 30th, 2020, 5:12 pm Did you try them Albert? I do like MGP juice.

KL won’t ship to me living in Georgia. Clowns.
It’s exceptional! The guy that runs smoke wagon picks some delicious barrels, definitely some of the best MGP I’ve ver had. If you guys can find them, I’d highly recommend picking up the ECBP C919, makers RC6 and Booker’s country ham, all are exceptional as well, especially the C919. I picked up bottle of the crazy hyped Stagg Jr Batch 12 the other day and was underwhelmed. The ECBP C919 was easily the best bourbon I’ve had last year, barely nudging out the 4R 2019 smble for my favorite release of the year.
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Albert_H wrote: January 31st, 2020, 4:58 pm I’d highly recommend picking up the ECBP C919, makers RC6 and Booker’s country ham, all are exceptional as well, especially the C919. I picked up bottle of the crazy hyped Stagg Jr Batch 12 the other day and was underwhelmed. The ECBP C919 was easily the best bourbon I’ve had last year, barely nudging out the 4R 2019 smble for my favorite release of the year.
I tried an earlier batch of this back in 2015 and quite enjoyed it, but had forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder, I'll pick up a bottle.

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Any of you guys have access to Bookers Country Ham? Looking for a couple bottles and cannot find them locally.
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Just got on the site and found this thread. Gonna be a fun read seeing all the changes over the last 10 years of posts.
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#3542 Post by Kris Patten »

Elijah Craig is releasing a Rye, should be a good partner and HH always seems to deliver at a fair price, lined up with Small Batch. Will know more hopefully after HH 2020/21 preview this week.
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Can anyone tell me the difference in Weller Antique between the red and gold tops? Is it just cosmetic?

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cjdelaney wrote: February 5th, 2020, 5:45 am Can anyone tell me the difference in Weller Antique between the red and gold tops? Is it just cosmetic?

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Interesting. I just walked over... and my bottle has a gold cap/wrap.
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Andrew Kotowski wrote: February 5th, 2020, 6:24 am
cjdelaney wrote: February 5th, 2020, 5:45 am Can anyone tell me the difference in Weller Antique between the red and gold tops? Is it just cosmetic?

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Interesting. I just walked over... and my bottle has a gold cap/wrap.
I had one last year that had a red cap, but picked one up yesterday and it was gold. Everything on the label appears the same, but the top is different. I'm assuming it's cosmetic but figured I'd ask.
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#3546 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng »

Store pick or regular bottling?

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#3547 Post by cjdelaney »

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: February 5th, 2020, 6:53 am Store pick or regular bottling?
The gold I got yesterday is just regular bottling.
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#3548 Post by Kris Patten »

Some bad news, Elijah Craig 23 year old will be discontinued. Gobble up what you can find.
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#3549 Post by Daniel Mattisson »

Anyone up for giving some PA (www.finewineandgoodspirits.com) recommendations? Right now I'm looking at:
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (I think this is the C919 lot)
Old Forester 1920
Midwinter Nights Dram

Anything else that looks good on the site in the sub $100 range?

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#3550 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng »

All good choices. Blantons if you can find it too.

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